Fabb Furniture, the leading regional furniture and carpet retailer in the UK, has a strong presence in the East of England, spanning over 4 decades. Originally a part of the Anglia Regional Co-operative Society, it gained independence in 2011 and rebranded to Fabb Furniture in 2020, with multiple outlets situated on retail parks across the country.
Facing the need to safeguard, monitor, and manage their network across 22 sites, including stores and their headquarters. The main requirement we identified for our client was the need for greater protection against ransomware.
Given their small management team and the versatile role of Ben Jennings, IT Manager, the requirement was for a comprehensive solution that didn’t necessitate multiple tools.
Babble recommended Cisco Umbrella as the ideal solution for Fabb Furniture.
Cisco Umbrella serves as the primary defence against threats, ensuring the security of Internet users, no matter where they browse. This cloud-based solution offers comprehensive visibility into internet activity, encompassing all locations, devices, and users. It proactively blocks access to malicious websites before a connection is established, fortifying the first line of defence.
Given that nearly all internet communications require DNS lookups, Umbrella secures the network at the DNS layer, ensuring security for virtually all network communications, whether users are on or off the corporate network. Cisco Umbrella analyses huge volumes of data and Internet activity from DNS requests to identify and respond to threat patterns.
Cisco Umbrella provided a cost-effective answer as it eliminated the need for extra firewalls or infrastructure. Additionally, it supplied essential protection for the growing number of remote workers, shielding them from zero-day threats. The automated AI capabilities significantly boosted its efficiency.
Whether five or 5,000 locations, Cisco Umbrella empowers retailers to deliver a swift, secure, and appropriate Wi-Fi Internet experience effortlessly and dependably to all network users. In a climate of tighter budgets, limited resources, and an increasing number of alerts, security teams in the retail sector require strategies to bolster digital security without incurring excessive costs or overburdening staff.